Newcomen Society Annual Conference & Tour Teesside Friday 13 to Tuesday 17 July

Posted: March 7th, 2018
When:
July 13, 2018 @ 9:00 am – July 17, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
2018-07-13T09:00:00+01:00
2018-07-17T18:00:00+01:00
Where:
TEESSIDE, Middlesbrough
Fry St
Middlesbrough TS1 1JH
UK
Cost:
tbc
Contact:
Jonathan Aylen
+44 (0) 20 7371 4445

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Having taken into account wishes of the membership this new type of conference will be led by Jonathan  Aylen and Dr Fred Starr. Based in Middlesbrough in NE England it will focus on the rich, engineering and industrial history of the Teesside area. There is a wealth of options for visits and access to sites that are seldom open as well as behind the scenes visits. Planned highpoints include:
A steam locomotive under construction at Darlington Locomotive Works.
Darlington North Road Station on the Stockton to Darlington Railway.
Ascent of the fully working Middlesbrough Transporter Bridge; visits to other historic and noteworthy Tees Bridges.
Friday tour to sites in Hartlepool, north of the Tees
Monday at the mouth of the Tees, visits to Saltburn, and “the oldest water balanced cliff funicular in Great Britain”, an iron ore mine and works, and Topps Wrought Ironworks.
Tuesday on plant visits and Tees Cottage Pumping Station, which has the largest working gas engine in Europe, a surviving producer gas plant, a large beam engine and boiler house and early electric pumps.

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